07/21/14 4:40pm

Sorry, couldn’t resist. More information about the new Tyson’s Corner Metro Station on the Silver Line can be found at this link. To read our other posts on the Silver Line, click this link.

07/21/14 3:53pm
Upper King Street Fresh Farmers' Market - Returning in 2014

After a year away, it looks like the Upper King Street Fresh Farmers’ Market will be returning in 2014 with a couple of changes.

The Upper King Street Neighborhood Association has an Administrative Special Use Permit request pending to hold a weekly farmers’ market on Thursdays instead of the previous Wednesday. Also, looks like they will be moving from the old location at King Street Gardens to a new location at King Street Station off of Reinekers Lane (See below…).

You can view the SUP request at this link (PDF file).

07/21/14 2:45pm

Lou Lou Day is a terrific way for shoppers to give back to the community at Lou Lou Boutiques and takes place on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Lou Lou Boutiques created this annual shopping day to help support women focused charities, and annually selects a charity that will benefit from the shop to give campaign.

Proceeds from this Lou Lou Day 2014 event will benefit Dress for Success, a wonderful non-profit that provides professional attire, career support, and development tools for disadvantaged working women. The goal for this year’s event is $25,000. See the promotional video for the shopping event called “It’s the little things” above.

There are some promotional activities in July for shoppers to enjoy leading up to the big August 2nd shopping day:

  • Month of July – $1 Earring Back Drive: Donate $1 and receive a pouch of earring backs in return for joining the “little things” movement. 100% of donation proceeds will go to Dress for Success.
  • July 21st – August 2nd – Little Things Accessory Drive: Donate gently used accessory items at any lou lou store. For each accessory item donated, lou lou will donate an item to Dress for Success (visit www.loulouboutques.com for item donation guidelines).

The first lou lou opened its doors in Middleburg, Virginia in 2004. Since then lou lou has brought style and luxury to the many communities it serves, offering a wide range of ladies accessories. lou lou currently operates stores in VA, DC, MD and MA and recently announced additional store openings in DC. lou lou is a privately owned company headquartered in Middleburg, VA.

For more information about the company and to view all lou lou locations participating please visit www.loulouboutiques.com.

07/21/14 2:15pm

1BR condominium at 520 John Carlyle Street for rent in Alexandria Virginia

Have you checked out our awesome real estate section yet? This 1BR condominium is our rental of the day and is located at 520 John Carlyle Street in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via the listing

Relish the best of city living in this luxury loft condo featuring chart topping walk score and refreshing urban architecture. Open floor plan with abundant light, window walls, high ceilings, hardwood, gourmet kitchen, master suite, walk-in closet, large BR-sized den, 2BAs, 2 garage spaces, extra storage. Quite neighborhood just blocks to metro, Whole Foods, Old Town attractions. Virtual tour.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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07/21/14 12:30pm

Jim Moran

Given the heightened state of affairs between the U.S. and Russia these days, would you want to go to Russia?


Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.

In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said congressman Jim Moran, a Democrat from Virginia, was banned in response to the July 2 U.S. ban on Russian parliament member Adam Delimkhanov. He said Moran had been repeatedly accused of financial misdeeds but didn’t elaborate.

The other 12, including Guantanamo commander Rear Adm. Richard Butler and Lynndie England, a former soldier convicted of abusing prisoners in Abu Ghraib, were banned in response to the United States’ adding 12 names in May to the so-called Magnitsky List of Russians sanctioned for human rights abuses.

Retired Brig. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who commanded U.S. ground forces in Iraq in 2003-2004, retired Col. Janis Karpinsky whose command included the Abu Ghraib prison, and Gladys Kessler, a federal judge who rejected a Guantanamo inmate’s complaint of being force-fed while on hunger strike, were also included.

Read more at this link.